• Be a part of Providence’s next transformational project.

    Learn about the history of the Greater Kennedy Plaza, and its future plans

  • Be a part of Providence’s next transformational project.

    Learn about the future vision of Greater Kennedy Plaza

  • Be a part of Providence’s next transformational project.

    Read about the Kennedy Plaza plans

 

Our Vision

Kennedy Plaza will define Providence more than any other public or private project to become the #1 destination in the city, and the best public square in New England.

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Our Plan

Kennedy Plaza is Providence’s central plaza. Through the years, it has become known mainly as a transportation hub. However, this center of our city hosts historic public spaces — including the skating center and Burnside and Biltmore parks — and its wide open space has much more to offer Providence.

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GKP History

The downtown’s central plaza drew visitors including presidential candidate John F. Kennedy who conducted a speech in front of more than 60,000 people. After his visit, the former City Hall Plaza was re-named “Kennedy Plaza” in his honor.

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